Because Guillermo Heredia is nearly helpless offensively, the Mariners at the trade deadline acquired 12-year veteran OF Cameron Maybin from the Marlins.
The Mariners attempted to fix the offense at the trade deadline Tuesday by acquiring OF Cameron Maybin, 31, from Miami in exchange for minor league INF Bryson Brigman and international slot money. Brigman was ranked No. 19 among Mariners prospects by MLB Pipeline.
A 12-year veteran joining his ninth team, Maybin this season is hitting .251 with 12 doubles, a triple, three home runs, 20 RBIs and eight stolen bases. In July, he’s hit .309 and hit safely in 12 of his last 17 games started, and had three games with three hits. The Marlins signed Maybin as a free agent Feb. 22.
Maybin is likely to get the at-bats of slumping CF Guillermo Heredia, who is hitting .180 with a .230 on-base percentage since June 1. He’s one of only 10 regular MLB outfielders who does not have an error this season, but Maybin is a plus defender. Also, Mitch Haniger has proven capable in center.
Also, OF Denard Span since his May 28 acquisition by Seattle is hitting .294 with eight doubles, two triples four home runs, 18 RBIs and a .784 OPS.
To make roster room, the Mariners transferred righty reliever Dan Altavilla to the 60-day disabled list from the 10-day list, where he’s been since June 8 with a right elbow UCL sprain.
In another roster move, to make room for bullpen newcomer Zach Duke, Roenis Elias was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a left triceps strain. Duke will be available for the second of three games against the Astros at 7:10 p.m. Tuesday at Safeco.